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‘As Code’ in the Wild: How This FinTech Embraced Zero-Friction Infrastructure Access
strongDM’s CTO and co-founder, Justin McCarthy, sat down with Drew Blas, Director of Internal Engineering at Betterment, to discuss sources of friction in infrastructure access and how automating access and auditing has helped enable Betterment expand its teams, move to Kubernetes, and explore multi-cloud environments.
strongDM can’t terraform Mars, but we can Terraform your DevOps workflow
Terraform, we are a go for launch on the strongDM provider! We are happy to announce that strongDM has officially launched as a Terraform provider. That means that in one single configuration you can spin up a fleet of servers, import them into strongDM, and provision your users access in a matter of minutes.
What is Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA)
Zero Trust defined, what are the benefits, and how to solve for your organization.
Migrating Your Privileged Access Management (PAM) to the Cloud
You’re moving to the cloud, but your PAM solution won’t migrate. Everyone needs access. It’s time to rethink your access management strategy.
SSH Key Management
Infrastructure and DevOps administrators face significant barriers in managing Secure Shell (SSH) keys. In this article, we’ll explore the complexities of SSH key management. We’ll also show how to effectively authenticate users without having to manage SSH keys for individual users.
Kubernetes Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
An explanation of role-based access control (RBAC) in Kubernetes, why it is hard to manage manually and practical strategies for simplifying RBAC in large-scale clusters.
What is the difference between Proxy and Reverse Proxy? | How To Use Reverse Proxy for Access Management Control
In this post, we’ll dissect the two concepts and explain how administrators can use a reverse proxy for easy access management control.
Integrate Active Directory With Any Database or Single Sign-On
Consider this when you choose to integrate Active Directory (AD) with your databases and applications using their native APIs, connectors, or toolkits.
How to: MySQL Create User and Manage Access Privileges
Find an easier way to manage access privileges and user credentials in MySQL databases. Reduce manual, repetitive efforts for provisioning and managing MySQL access and security with strongDM.
How to Change the MySQL root Password
On an unmodified MySQL install, the root user account does not have a password. This is extremely insecure! As a systems administrator, we know that the easiest way to compromise a system is using the default unchanged password with admin privileges.
Managing Access to Ephemeral Infrastructure At Scale
Managing a static fleet of strongDM servers is dead simple. You create the server in the strongDM console, place the public key file on the box, and it’s done! This scales really well for small deployments, but as your fleet grows, the burden of manual tasks grows with it.
Connect your first server or database in 5 minutes. No kidding.
"When strongDM said deployment would take an hour, I assumed they were full of it and blocked out a full day. We finished in 45 minutes." - Peter Tormey, Manager DataOps, SoFi